popery


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pop·er·y

 (pō′pə-rē)
n. Offensive
The doctrines, practices, and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church.

popery

(ˈpəʊpərɪ)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a derogatory name for Roman Catholicism

pop•er•y

(ˈpoʊ pə ri)

n.
usage: This term is used by Protestants to show contempt for Roman Catholic practices and tenets.
n.
Disparaging. Roman Catholicism.
[1525–35]

popery

Derogatory & Offensive. Roman Catholicism.
See also: Pope
Pejorative. papal authority or actions.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.popery - offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Translations

popery

[ˈpəʊpərɪ] N (pej) → papismo m
no popery!¡abajo el papa!, ¡papa no!

popery

n (pej)Pfaffentum nt; no popery!Pfaffen raus!

popery

[ˈpəʊpərɪ] n (pej) → papismo
References in classic literature ?
I'm not exactly a Protestant, and I'm not a Catholic, but I could almost pray for the days of popery to come again-- because of the fasts.
For my own part, I had been for some time very seriously affected with the danger to which the Protestant religion was so visibly exposed under a Popish prince, and thought the apprehension of it alone sufficient to justify that insurrection; for no real security can ever be found against the persecuting spirit of Popery, when armed with power, except the depriving it of that power, as woeful experience presently showed.
preach against popery, and bishops were ordered to supend those who
and constant machinations of Popery, a preservation so strange and
In this retirement--a Patmos amid the howling ocean of popery that surrounds us--a letter from England has reached me at last.
They do not possess our blessings and advantages, and they are, for the most part, brought up in the blind errors of Popery.
Currant stile guyed lessens billed trussed; holed wait; we've whit; Wynne meddles; illicit acclimation--bayou fare-hewed flours; popery sashays; whine sands pier; pallet-peeking deserts; minx firs; sheik close, Whigs, warn genes; rapt presence pact inn uh bo-tide Bach's.
Thomas Bell, for example, in his Suruey of Popery (1596), complains that the "papistes here babling after their woonted maner tell us a tale of Robin hoode and little Iohn," or, in other words, they compose pamphlets that serve their own ideological purposes.
Like William Pitt, the Catholic polemicist John Milner asked rhetorically if it was "from the side of Popery, or from the opposite quarter of Jacobinism, that the Established Church is in most danger at the present day" (qtd.
Armed with a doctorate from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University in the US and honing his skills as a charismatic demagogue, Paisley stood in the long tradition of Ulster street preachers who had castigated popery, Irish nationalism and Dublin rule.
They consist of an unfinished essay entitled "Tract Relative to the Laws against Popery in Ireland," written shortly after his graduation from Trinity College (1765), and a long public letter to the Irish nobleman Sir Hercules Langrishe, "On the Catholics of Ireland" (1792), which revisits the identical themes almost thirty years later.
The answer, Taylor argues, was the revolution's resolution of the two main sources of political instability: the fear over the misuse of the royal prerogative and the threat that popery posed to the Church and the state.